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Argentinos' Segura to take over at AFA

AFA vice-president Luis Segura
Argentinos Juniors president Luis Segura will take over at the top of the Argentine Football Association (AFA), after the death of current chief Julio Humberto Grondona earlier today.

By virtue of his position as vice-president in the football governing body, Segura will assume the presidency on an interim basis. His second-in-command will be Daniel Angelici, current president of Boca Juniors and the AFA second vice-president.

AFA regulations dictate that the new acting head must call elections within the next 90 days, to determine who will be the next permanent president after Grondona spent 35 years in the post.

Segura is yet to comment on the passing of the AFA head, who took over the Association in 1979 and oversaw Argentina's second World Cup triumph in 1986.

The Argentinos president and the man chosen to succeed Grondona on a permanent basis will hence be tasked with ensuring that 'Don Julio's' last big project in Argentine football enjoys a successful beginning. Issues such as violence in stadiums, which has led to a total ban on away fans, will also have to be addressed.

At the start of 2015, the Primera División will be expanded to 30 teams and played across the duration of one year, with the current Transition Championship - the first round of which has been suspended - will be the last under the old regulations.

In order to reconfigure the top-flight, 10 teams from the second-tier Nacional B will be promoted before the start of the year. The 22 participants will play in two groups of 11 in a round-robin format, with the top five from each group winning their place in the elite.
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